(Dehzona) Child Care Manager

Fort Nelson First Nation

September 14, 2021



Job Type

Must have relevant experience

Salary Type
Hourly Rate

Fort Nelson


British Columbia


Position Title: (Dehzona) Child Care Manager
Service Unit: Child Care Services; Health Department
Location: Dehzona Child Care Centre, 4005 Chalo Road
Supervisor: Director, Health & Community Services
Starting BHR: $35.73
Key Areas: Manage Staff, Programs, Budgets, Spending, Compliance, Reporting, Stakeholder relationships
Classification: Full-time, Indeterminate, overtime exempt

This is a management position, and is exempt from overtime, and is provided time in lieu of overtime. The salary is a bi-weekly amount based on working 35 hours per week at a base hourly rate (BHR) of $35.73, or $2501.10 bi-weekly. The rate offered to the successful incumbent will be based on certifications, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other assets (KSAO’s). The Child Care Manager provides highly responsible management activities for the Fort Nelson First Nation’s Indigenous Child Care Program. The manager oversees the work plans and performance of two (2) ECE program team leaders (Infant-Toddler and Pre-school) and one (1) Aboriginal Head Start Educator, and one (1) Aboriginal Infant Development Program Support Worker, as well as ECE Assistants, and a Food Service Worker, and is responsible to directly manage the strategic goals of the Indigenous Child Care Program and all related services and operations in support of organization goals and the identified population served. The Child Care Manager is considered a leader in quality child care services and has developed subject matter expertise with respect to early childhood development and education within a day care setting, to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of children in the program in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. The Manger will assist child care workers in their daily activities, develop programs and activities for children and promote a welcoming and positive environment. The Manager will also coordinate the hiring process, employee performance reviews, and develop and monitor the child care budgets. The Manager will build positive and respectful relationships with children and parents and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. The Manager will exercise leadership with staff, and will assist staff with direction for coordinating programs and services, and will present programs for approval to the Director, Health & Community Services, and will provide direction to staff about the implementation of approved programs and services. The Child Care Manager is responsible to oversee the implementation of the strategic vision of the family center (day care, head start, infant development), and plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates budgets and spending, employees, child care programs, services, and operations, as it related compliance matters, respecting Indigenous perspectives in child care. Primary goals are for improved cultural child care, and quality care, inclusive child care models that respect the nature and intention of traditional child care that support families, and improve quality of place. Key elements for success for this position is technical knowledge about early childhood development, previous experience working in a day care setting, and previous experience supervising ECE workers, as well as experiences and an awareness and knowledge of Indigenous child care supports and models. Other related duties as required.

Candidate Profile: The Child Care Manager exercises diplomacy in public relations and has an in-depth knowledge of operations and maintenance activities related to Indigenous child care. The manager has excellent interpersonal skills including exceptional communication and engagement skills to gather information and to ask questions in order to assign work and provide direction to subordinates. Informing and engaging employees and gaining their confirmed understanding and cooperation is crucial to the safety of the work. The Manager has strong written and verbal communication skills and communicates with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. May occasionally also have contact with occupational health and safety committee members, and the general public. This position is responsible for preparing management reports for the Director, Health & Community Services.


 Mature individual of professional presentation with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a BC License to Practice.
 Five (5) years’ experience in a child care setting, with at least two (2) years in a day care setting.
 Experience supervising child care workers.
 Experience working with Indigenous People, preferably in child care, is a requisite for this position.
 Experience must include project management, program management, and budget preparation and implementation.
 Experience preparing financial proposals and working with financing and feasibility analysis procedures.
 Experience with contract development and negotiation methods
 Experience working with funders and associated programs and projects, with demonstrated success in project / proposal development.
 Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and traditions.
 Knowledge of child development theories and practices.
 Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times.
 Demonstrated ability to create safe and appropriate activities for children.
 Strong morals and ethics, sound judgement and reasoning skills, along with a commitment to discretion and privacy.
 Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
 Strong leader and team builder with excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to listen to understand and ask questions for clarification and to implement resolution skills; able to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction
 Ability to successfully work with children and their parents in a sensitive, effective and professional manner.
 Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple and diverse child care programs and operations, while adhering to budgets and timelines.
 Ability to conduct presentations.
 Proficient computer skills and able to use MS Office Suite, Excel, internet, and email.
 Physical fitness to perform ECE backfill tasks when needed.
 Compliance with BC Immunization program, and COVID-19 Vaccines.
 Current CPR and First Aid Certificates.
 Successful Vulnerable Sector Report.
 Valid BC Driver’s License.
 Satisfactory driver’s abstract.

The following are considered assets:
 Able to make sound evidence based recommendations.
 Ability to work with leaders: community elders and officials.
 High degree of proven diplomacy and professional abilities
 Google™ drive, calendar, forms and other Google™ products.  Ability to speak Dene and/or Cree.

How to Apply

Forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, Recruitment
Fort Nelson First Nation
R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0
E-mail: recruitment@fnnation.ca

We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will receive a response.

Related Jobs